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Man in jail after not appearing in court on charges involving sex crimes against a minor

CHARLOTTE — A man accused of sexual acts with a minor who didn’t appear at his bond hearing on Monday morning was booked into the Mecklenburg County jail the next day.

Channel 9′s Hunter Sáenz was at the court hearing for Nate Martin on Monday. Martin was supposed to appear for the multiple charges of sex crimes against a minor he faces.

He’s also connected to a deadly shooting at a south Charlotte home in December.

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Police say Brandy Cox and her husband drove from Virginia to Meadowridge Drive to confront Martin - a man they say molested their young relative.

Cox was shot and killed in the confrontation. No one has been charged with the shooting, but CMPD did begin investigating the alleged sex crimes as a result.

When Martin didn’t show up to his bond hearing on Monday, the judge ordered his arrest and said a $250,000 bond would be issued.

Prosecutors asked for no bond to be issued.

On Tuesday, Martin was in jail under a $250,000 secured bond.

This is a developing story. Check back with wsoctv.com for updates.


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